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G. Douglas replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"Update. We had a HP leadership meeting tonight. The other assistant had concerns too. The HPGL said not to worry too much, because we will NOT be following their mandate. He sent the emails to us to gauge our reaction, and figured since neither of…"
Feb 21, 2013
Kerry Thompson replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"I have felt that way. Yes there has always been a strong encouragement for "One night a week with the missionaries. This can be delegated throughout the HP group leadership or the quorum both HP and Elders. Monthly PPIs have been in the books…"
Feb 20, 2013
Hyrum Higgins replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"Sometimes we are required to do hard things. Because something is hard doesn't mean that it isn't right to do. In the early days of the church fathers were often commanded to serve long missions in foreign lands, leaving their families for…"
Feb 20, 2013
Nolan Poulson replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"I can completely understand your frustrations.  I have been in situations where the demand seems to be too much.  At the same time I would counsel that you should look beyond the burden and try to understand the blessing.  It sounds…"
Feb 20, 2013
Andy Bahlmann replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"I'm in the bishopric of my ward. So far, we haven't received these kinds of mandates in our area (Las Vegas). On the other hand, I have been involved in asking people to do things beyond what they believe they can do. I have gone to my…"
Feb 20, 2013
Andrew replied to G. Douglas's discussion Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders. in the group LDS Men
"Honestly, I haven't heard anything like this.  Then again, I am only in a singles ward and I've never been in a presidency position other than secretary. From what little I understand, family should come first.  Prayer about the…"
Feb 20, 2013
G. Douglas added a discussion to the group LDS Men
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Unrealistic expectations on priesthood leaders.

Hi folks. Sorry about this post, the content has been bugging me for several days. I've been reluctant to post, because to be blunt I'm more than a bit grumpy at the moment. I'm currently an assistant in the Ward HP group and over the last week or so I've been getting emails from the HP group leader & bishop advising of new initiatives from the Pacific Area Presidency regarding re-activation efforts. Every email comes with a forward from the Area Presidency (so i know this is coming from…See More
Feb 20, 2013
G. Douglas replied to Russel G.'s discussion Keeping the Sabbath ... in the group LDS Men
"Interesting discussion. Unfortunately we are in a world where the sabbath doesn't mean much to the majority of people - even many other Christian religions no longer place as much emphasis on the sabbath. As an example the local Catholic school…"
May 16, 2010
G. Douglas replied to Russel G.'s discussion Why are you LDS? in the group LDS Men
"I grew up LDS in a small city where the active LDS population was about 20. Throughout most of my time in youth / YSA, I was the only LDS (active or not) member in town between the ages of 12 and 30. With no like-minded peers, it was very easy to…"
May 16, 2010
G. Douglas replied to Brett McKay's discussion Your Favorite Manly Hyms in the group LDS Men
"I'll add my vote for "Brightly Beams Our Fathers Mercy". Apart from the good lyrics it has an amazing 4 part arrangement that sounds awesome when you have a priesthood choir singing all parts."
Feb 21, 2010
Michael J. Austin left a comment for G. Douglas
"Hello and welcome to the site !!!!"
Jan 16, 2010
Don Davis left a comment for G. Douglas
"Welcome to AoM, G.!"
Jan 12, 2010
Brett McKay left a comment for G. Douglas
"Welcome to the community, G. Please let me know if you ever have any questions or feedback about the site."
Jan 12, 2010
Herb Munson left a comment for G. Douglas
"Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the…"
Jan 12, 2010
Dwane Lay left a comment for G. Douglas
"Welcome to AoM! If you're a reader, we've started a book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there! http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth"
Jan 12, 2010
G. Douglas replied to Tanner's discussion Can We Handle it Anymore? in the group LDS Men
"There has certainly been a push for a while now for members to focus more on the basics of the gospel than on various opinions, speculations etc. At the end of the day, understanding topics such as those listed above may be interesting, but…"
Jan 12, 2010

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At 10:48am on January 16, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 12:41pm on January 12, 2010, Don Davis said…
Welcome to AoM, G.!
At 11:45am on January 12, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, G. Please let me know if you ever have any questions or feedback about the site.
At 11:39am on January 12, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 9:04am on January 12, 2010, Dwane Lay said…
Welcome to AoM!

If you're a reader, we've started a book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there!

http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth
 
 
 

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